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  • Bill would protect Long Island homeowners facing Sandy 'clawbacks'
    Posted in In the News on April 15, 2021 | Preview rr

    Legislation introduced this week in the Senate aims to help Long Island homeowners facing potential "clawback" of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds. The measure introduced Tuesday by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) proposes a remedy for financial hardships afflicting people whose homes were damaged by the 2012 storm. A similar bill was expected to be introduced Thursday in the House by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City). In the aftermath of the storm, homeowners were urged to apply for loans from... Read more

  • Yahoo: U.S. Reps. Dingell, McKinley and Rice Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate Drunk Driving
    Posted in In the News on March 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON -- New bipartisan legislation introduced today would ultimately require car manufacturers to install drunk driving prevention technology as standard equipment in new vehicles. U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan), David McKinley (R-West Virginia) and Kathleen Rice (D-New York) introduced a bill that would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to issue a rulemaking to make this lifesaving technology available in all new passenger vehicles. The Honoring Abbas Family L... Read more

  • Spectrum NY1: Federal Lawmakers Question NCAA's Gender Inequities
    Posted in In the News on March 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    An independent investigation is needed amid reports of unequal gym facilities at the NCAA's Division I college basketball tournaments this month, Rep. Kathleen Rice said Monday. The Long Island Democrat, in a letter with fellow lawmakers, also raised the possibility of an independent investigation of the separate facilities. Social media posts by players showed vast differences between equipment available to men and women at the tournament. The episode has highlighted the wider disparity in how ... Read more

  • Newsday: Floral Park Post Office renamed for hometown FDNY hero firefighter
    Posted in In the News on March 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    Honoring an FDNY hero who embodied courage, devotion to duty, and love for family and community, the Floral Park Post Office on Tuesday was renamed the Lt. Michael R. Davidson Post Office Building. Davidson perished when a Harlem building, being used as a set for a film, caught fire three years ago. "Obviously, we're caught up in our emotions and grief and thoughts but we thank you for giving us this celebration today so that we can honor Michael's life," said his widow, Eileen, during the lives... Read more

  • Patch: LI Dems Rice, Suozzi Support Biden's $1.9 Trillion Rescue Plan
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC — Long Island's Democratic congressional delegation, Reps. Thomas Suozzi and Kathleen Rice, voted in favor of President Joseph Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan on Wednesday. The measure passed the House 220-211. The plan includes expanded unemployment benefits, $1,400 stimulus checks, and $20 billion in funding for a national coronavirus vaccine program. Included in the plan is about $23 billion in aid for New York, with about half dedicated to the state and about $10.8... Read more

  • Jewish Insider: House members introduce bipartisan resolution condemning Iranian nuclear program
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    A bipartisan group of House members — consisting mostly of centrist Democrats — has introduced a resolution condemning Iran’s nuclear program. The resolution, introduced by Democratic Reps. Elaine Luria (D-VA), Kathy Manning (D-NC), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Brad Schnieder (D-IL), joined by moderate Republican Peter Meijer (R-MI), condemns Iran’s decision to enrich uranium to 20% purity. The resolution argues that Iran’s continuing enrichment “is escalatory and intended to... Read more

  • Rice, Curran Announce $71.8 Million Federal Grant to Improve Water Quality, Storm Resiliency in Reynolds Channel, Western Bays
    Posted in In the News on March 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran have announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $71.8 million to help fund the Western Bays Resiliency Project, which will replenish tidal wetlands to prevent flooding, sewerage back-up and unhealthy living environments in the Reynolds Channel and the Western Bays. “With our climate changing and sea levels rising, Long Island faces the troubling... Read more

  • WSHU: Rep. Kathleen Rice: Facebook Needs To Provide Data On Veterans Targeted For Radicalization
    Posted in In the News on March 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice from Long Island wants answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the social media company’s role in disinformation campaigns that target veterans. Rice wants Facebook to provide data on veterans that were targeted by extremist groups involved in storming of the U.S. Capitol last month. She blames Facebook for the spread of online conspiracy theories. “And it's my opinion that Facebook has a responsibility to stop it. Our veterans and military service member... Read more

  • Newsday: Rice digs for answers on Facebook’s role in spreading extremism
    Posted in In the News on February 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    With memories of the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol still raw, Rep. Kathleen Rice sent a letter Monday to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg asking for information about the social network’s role in disseminating disinformation to veterans and service members that contributed to their embrace of extremist movements and philosophies. "We know that veterans and military service members are being targeted daily online by disinformation campaigns and dangerous conspiracy theories. We must ... Read more

  • Newsday: Post-Trump trial, Biden agenda starts to come into focus
    Posted in In the News on February 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, no longer dealing with the impeachment trial of his predecessor, set out this past week to lay the groundwork for other aspects of his first 100 days agenda, including ramping up bipartisan talks on an infrastructure package and introducing an immigration reform bill. Biden, asked about former President Donald Trump’s acquittal by a majority of Senate Republicans last Saturday, made clear he was eager to move past the trial, which loomed over the first 24 days o... Read more